The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (Public Law 109-59) is a funding and authorization bill which governs US Federal Surface Transportation spending.
A moving company that provides a container or trailer for you to load and then returns for pickup, after you have completed loading, to move the container or trailer to your new location. The customer saves money on a self-service move because they do not pay for labor, and the container or trailer often shares a load with commercial goods.
When a smaller vehicle is used to transport and haul household goods to a destination that is not accessible to a large moving van.
The additional fees charged to carry items up or down flights of stairs.
By law, moving companies are required to provide a minimum amount of free coverage which refers to the amount of money you will receive per pound should your items become damaged. Consider purchasing additional insurance as this standard coverage rate is the bare minimum coverage, and will not provide adequate reimbursement for most items.
A temporary warehouse facility where your household goods are stored for up to 180 days awaiting further transportation. This option is good when your new house is not yet ready to move into. The customer is responsible for additional DIT charges as well as any warehouse handling and final delivery charges.
Surface Transportation Board
An agency of the United States Department of Transportation which, among other duties, regulates household goods carrier tariffs. The Surface Transportation Board is located in Washington, DC.
A moving agent examines the customer’s household goods and develops an estimate of moving charges.